NY DAs Sue Cuomo Over Prosecutorial Misconduct Law

Law360 (October 18, 2018, 8:49 PM EDT) -- New York's district attorneys have sued Gov. Andrew Cuomo to block a law that would establish a new oversight body intended to combat prosecutorial misconduct, calling the measure "riddled with fatal constitutional defects."

The suit, brought Wednesday by the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, Albany County DA P. David Soares and Queens County Assistant DA Robert J. Masters, targets Article 15-A of Bill S2412D, which was signed into law in August and is set to take effect in January.

Article 15-A would create the Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct. The 11-member body, the first of its kind in...

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